Success isn’t just about personal gain. It also gives you opportunities to help others in the community, adding a rewarding new dimension to your career.
Corporate social responsibility is an intrinsic part of Dentons’ positive and forward-thinking culture. Our pro bono work not only contributes to our professional development and our lawyers’ and other professionals’ desire to make a lasting and positive impact on the communities in which we live and work.
There are many ways you can join us in giving back to the community: getting involved with our various volunteer scheme, fund raising with our Charity of the Year or participating in the various diversity projects we support.
You can also share your legal skills with those who need them through our award winning pro bono projects. And when you’re ready to relax, we promote plenty of social activities to enjoy with your colleagues from 5 a side football to dragon boat racing.
Community Volunteer Work
By volunteering, you’ll join your colleagues in giving something back through valuable community projects. At City Gateway, we provide young people from a deprived background with CV and interview advice, work experience and help with training. At the Inner City Reading Scheme in Islington, our volunteers provide one-on-one attention and encouragement to school pupils.
Our staff also assist the Whitechapel Mission in East London regularly, helping to make breakfast for homeless people. You can contribute to any of these endeavours, plus many more besides.
Pro Bono Projects
Once your legal skills have developed, you can share them with people who need and really benefit from all your help by joining our pro bono projects. In the UK, our LawWorks award-winning PopLaw Clinic provides weekly free legal advice in Poplar, East London. Our dispute resolution experts advise appellants at the Royal Courts of Justice Citizens Advice Bureau. And we provide free advice to UNICEF UK on major contracts.
Globally, we’re pro bono legal advisers to the Campaign for Female Education, which is dedicated to fighting poverty, AIDS in Africa, and the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, which supports education programmes in 25 countries.
You’ll have plenty of time to socialise with your peers in activities organised by our trainee representatives. It’s not just our trainees who like to have fun, though. We believe social activities are vital to the happiness of our team, and they’re an important part of our firm’s culture.
You can participate in over 20 sports teams, including football, rugby, hockey, cricket and karate. Or, if you prefer something less competitive, we offer aerobics, tai chi, Pilates, yoga and a choir. Our busy social committee organises firm-wide events like quiz nights, sponsored walks and drinks evenings, with all proceeds going to our nominated Charity of the Year.